University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Eugene Nelson Family Papers, [ca. 1850-1869]



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Nelson, Eugene
Title: Nelson, Eugene, Family Papers
Dates: [ca. 1850-1869]
Abstract: Comprised of correspondence in Swedish, the Eugene Nelson Family Papers, [ca. 1850-1869], document the experiences of Swedish immigrant Eugene Nelson and his family in Travis County, Texas.
Accession No.: 63-69
Extent: 10 in.
Language: Materials are written in Swedish.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Eugene Nelson emigrated with his family from Sweden to Travis County, Texas, during the mid-19th century. The Nelson family was acquainted with other Swedish immigrant families in the area, including the Palm family and the Wilson family.


Scope and Contents

Comprised of correspondence in Swedish, the Eugene Nelson Family Papers, [ca. 1850-1869], document the experiences of Swedish immigrant Eugene Nelson and his family in Travis County, Texas. Many letters are written by Agnes Wilson and Laura Palm, the wife of Swedish immigrant Swante Palm, to members of the Nelson family.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Nelson, Eugene -- Archives
Palm, Laura
Wilson, Agnes
Nelson family
Subjects
Immigration & society -- Texas -- History -- 19th century
Swedes -- Texas -- History -- 19th century
Places
Sweden -- History -- 19th century
Travis County (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Eugene Nelson Family Papers, [ca. 1850-1869], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3H103-3H104 Correspondence